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Syracuse Crunch win streak snapped at nine games, drop road game at Belleville in OT

The Syracuse Crunch dropped their first game of the calendar year, falling in overtime Wednesday night. (PHOTO: @SyracuseCrunch/Twitter)

The Syracuse Crunch carried a nine-game win streak into Wednesday night's road game against the Belleville Senators, hoping to extend it to 10 games.

The Crunch entered the contest without some of its top performers, including Adam Erne, Dennis Yan and Anthony Cirelli (all out due to injuries).

Not to mention, goaltender Louis Domingue pitched a pair of shutouts in his last two outings, which prompted the parent club Tampa Bay Lightning to recall him back to the NHL.

With that said, the Crunch never skipped a beat.

Mitchell Stephens scored first, giving the Crunch a 1-0 lead after the first period.

After giving up the equalizer in the second period, the two teams went scoreless in the third period.

Only two minutes into overtime, the Senators scored on a 2-on-1 opportunity, giving Belleville the 2-1 win.

Although the loss halts the win streak, the Crunch were still able to gain a point in the AHL North Division standings.

Syracuse will be back in action Friday night when the Toronto Marlies visit the War Memorial for a 7 p.m. start.

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